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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
this hour. hilliard is just outside of columbus. now, frankly county went 59% for obama in 2008. but the gop is putting up a fight here. now, the president has three stops in ohio today. he'll stay here tomorrow in the morning. mitt romney has two, plus the stop in wisconsin. and just by looking at the candidate's itineraries, it tells you b a lot about just how important they think this state is. it's going to be an all-out fight for ohio's 18 electoral votes. it's worth repeating. no republican has ever won the presidency without ohio. just this morning, there was a better than expected jobs report. while the unemployment rate picked up to 7.9%, 171,000 jobs were created. that beats estimates by a strong margin. now, here in ohio, the unemployment rate is lower than the national average. it is 7%. late yesterday, i visited both the romney and obama campaign headquarters in columbus. when i asked people why they're giving their time and what people they're talking to are telling them, the economy is still the central issue in this campaign. >> i think the economy is not doing well and i thi
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am PST
of columbus. just north of cincinnati. those are firewall counties for republicans. and if they do well there, that could really give them a slight advantage. democrats on the other hand are working the urban areas and they're also going after small places like mansfield, ohio. lima. little places where there are democratic pockets surrounded by republican areas. that's something they learned from job kerry in iowa in 2004 when he got so focused on a handful of counties, he left a bunch of voters out there in the state. >> anything you're focused on, dave, that would suggest to you that the republicans are right when they say we've got the enthusiasm behind us so we're going to sneak in a win on tuesday? >> these crowds are bigger than the ones john mccain and sarah palin had. look at the rally, the kickoff of romney's closer. the first people i talked to were volunteers from kentucky and tennessee, which is great, they're working and getting the vote out. signs don't vote. you see a lot of romney signs and they're impressive, you see a lot of effort that might be wasted. i spent some time wi
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